Future Conference Dates:
January 13-16, 2021
January 12-15, 2022
January 11-14, 2023
January 10-13, 2024
January 8-11, 2025
We are excited to announce that the FMEA Professional Development Conference will be reimagined into a virtual online experience for January 2021! This decision was based on many factors with the health and well-being of our teachers, students, parents, exhibitors, and all other attendees being of the utmost importance.
We are committed to providing you the quality musical and professional development experience that you expect from the FMEA Conference, adapted into a flexible and easy to use online format you can experience in the comfort and safety of your own space.
Regarding All-State Ensembles: The All-State and Honors Ensembles are an important part of the FMEA Conference and the audition process is a valuable educational experience for all of our students. Auditions for the all-state bands, choirs, orchestras, guitar ensemble, and the new Popular Music Collective will proceed as planned. Students accepted into these ensembles will be recognized for their achievement, and we are planning virtual opportunities to provide a musical and educational experience and encourage lifelong involvement in music.
More information will be available within the next several weeks, including information about program offerings, dates, costs, and all-state.
The FMEA Professional Development Conference is one of the largest music education professional development events in the United States. In addition to approximately 250 clinic sessions and concerts, it is host to 22 All-State Ensembles featuring Florida's top Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Guitar, and Elementary Orff students conducted by world-class conductors and teachers. It is attended by more than 10,000 people, including secondary music directors, elementary music teachers, music supervisors, college students, college music teachers, school administrators, K-12 students performing in the All-State ensembles, students and professional musicians performing with invited performing ensembles, exhibitors, and parents of performing students.
The FMEA Research Committee invites researchers from collegiate faculty, graduate and undergraduate students to submit proposals for the FMEA professional development conference research poster session that will occur as part of the Virtual Conference. Read more and submit your proposal here.
The FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Ensembles are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.